Sat, 24th June 2017 | Updated Tuesday 20 June 2017, 04:53:43
Forest Management Training
Two training courses on forest rehabilitation will be available in October 2016. One will be a two-week high level course and the other a one-week basic chainsaw / tree felling course.
Training will be to UK LANTRA standard and will be led by a certified trainer from the UK. See https://www.lantra.co.uk/awards/working-trees-and-chainsaws-training-and-qualifications
Training to include:
i) Chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting
ii) Felling of trees – use of directional felling techniques
iii) Removal of branches and breakdown crowns using a chainsaw,
iv) Elements of assisted felling specifically the use of winches and pulleys
v) Clearing-saw use and maintenance
vi) Basic training in aerial work (climbing and limb removal)
vii) Application of these methods in forest rehabilitation
The training will be
• 10th to 21st October (two weeks) on Mahe
• 24th -28th October on Praslin (subject to demand on Praslin).
The project will provide equipment for the training, including saws, Personal Protective Equipment and accessories.
Training is under the GOS-UNDP-GEF Programme Coordination Unit in Seychelles Adaptation Fund project Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in Seychelles (EBA) project. The project will rehabilitate forest by careful removal of non-native species. Participants will be expected to take a role in the project after training.
Applications are now invited from individuals who work in natural resource management (either in Government, NGOs or as private contractors) who can demonstrate they will use the training in collaboration with project initiatives.
To download the application form, click here.
Completed application forms must be received by Friday 23rd September 2016.